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Jupiter Apparition - Opposition 2019 JUN 10

A plotting of the planet in equatorial coordinates of current date during 2019 JAN 14 to NOV 05 - See article below.

Jupiter Declinations and Altitudes at Oppositions

A graphic plotting of Jupiter through the zodiac at oppositions, plus printed data of its right ascensions, declinations and transit altitudes

Jupiter Stellar Magnitude - 2018-19

Graph of the brightness of Jupiter measured in stellar magnitude

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                    2019 APPARITION OF JUPITER


Giant Jupiter is presenting its apparition in the predawn eastern sky following its conjunction behind the Sun on 2018 NOV 26. Western quadrature (90° from Sun) will be reached on 2019 MAR 13. Apparent retrograde motion in right ascension will commence on APR 10.


   Jupiter’s opposition from the Sun will occur on 2019 JUN 10 while in the sky all night. On that date it will be at declination S 22.4°, and its axial tilt relative to Earth will be -2.8°, with its greatest brilliance at magnitude -2.6. Jupiter’s closest approach to Earth of 4.2839 AU will occur on JUN 11 while subtending an equatorial angular diameter of 46.0 arcseconds.


   Apparent direct motion in right ascension will resume on 2019 AUG 11. Eastern quadrature will be reached on SEP 08 before conjunction behind the Sun on DEC 27.


   Jupiter will appear near bright planets and stars on the following dates: Venus 2019 JAN 22 & Antares AUG 12.


   The Moon will appear to pass near Jupiter on 2019 JAN 30, FEB 27, MAR 26, APR 23, MAY 20, JUN 16, JUL 13, AUG 09, SEP 06, OCT 03, OCT 31 & NOV 28 (occultation).  


NOTES: Event dates in this article are for North American Central Time. Galilean satellite positions are calculated utilizing the high accuracy algorithm of Jay H. Lieske.


*  A meridian transit occurs when a celestial body crosses an observer’s local north-south line in the sky. That is practically simultaneous with culmination, i.e. the highest altitude for the day. The Jupiter meridian transit times in the above linked graph can be easily transformed for your location. The given times are nearly the same for the central meridians of all time zones, i.e. those evenly divisible by 15° such as 75°, 90°, 105° or 120°. Do not adjust to UT. Simply add to the chart time 4 minutes for each degree west of a central meridian, or subtract 4 minutes for each degree to the east. If on daylight savings time, add an hour.



              

 

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Galilean Satellites - Nightly Event Timetable

Nightly timetable for events involving the four Galilean satellites of Jupiter and their shadows

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Jupiter Angular Diameter - 2018-19

Graph of equatorial angular diameter of Jupiter measured in arcseconds - Distance in AU = 196.88 / angular diameter

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Jupiter Illumination Phase - 2018-19

Graph of the percentage of Jupiter’s apparent disk illuminated

Jupiter Apparent Axial Tilt Graph - 2018-19

Graph of the tilt of Jupiter’s rotational axis as viewed from Earth Similar tilts for the orbital planes of its four Galilean satellites

Jupiter Meridian Transit Time* - 2018-19

Graph of the times that the planet Jupiter transits the prime meridian

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Galilean Satellites - Nightly Array Graphic

Nightly preview graphic depicting the four Galilean satellites of Jupiter and their shadows

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© Curt Renz

  Jupiter

Dual Shadow Transit - Overhead View - MAR 25

Preview of the shadows of #2 Europa and #3 Ganymede transiting Jupiter during the predawn hours as viewed from above Jupiter’s north pole

Dual Shadow Transit - View from Earth - MAR 25

Preview of the shadows of #2 Europa and #3 Ganymede transiting Jupiter during the predawn hours as viewed from Earth

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